October 24, 2014  

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VNXe3150 NAS and iSCSI Storage System

The EMC® VNXe™ series is a new unified storage solution for SMB and lower mid-market companies and remote/branch offices (ROBO) in enterprise organizations. It is designed for IT generalists with limited storage expertise. The VNXe facilitates complete storage consolidation with advanced file and block functionality as well as a simple, application-driven approach to managing shared storage. The VNXe series delivers advancements in efficiency, simplicity, and affordability.

The VNX series is part of a high-performance family designed for small, midsize to enterprise storage environments.


IBM RamSAN 810 Packs 10TB of SSD into 1U

The IBM RamSan-810 is the first enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) Flash storage system. eMLC Flash combines the high speed and reliability of single-level cell (SLC) Flash with the low cost of MLC Flash. The system is optimized for use with read-intensive enterprise workloads.

The patented Variable Stripe RAID™ offered by the Series-7 Flash Controller reduces business interruptions and improves mean time between failures (MTBF) by providing a higher level of protection against both Flash plane failures and Flash device failures.


Nexsan e60 High Density Disk Tray

The Nexsan e60 is one of a new breed of high density storage systems. It packs up to 240 TB into an equipment rack drive tray just 7-inches tall (4U). Add another expansion tray, and up to 480 TB of SATA storage can be managed. With this high degree of density, up to (5) fully expanded e60 systems can be fitted into a single rack - for 2.4 PB of raw storage capacity.


Small Business Backup Made Simple

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 is a cost-effective backup & recovery solution designed for small and medium-sized companies and remote office backups. It provides disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery for Windows, Linux, Solaris, Macintosh, and NetWare as well as VMware and Microsoft virtual machines. Backup Exec 2012 storage optimization enhancements include file and e-mail archiving and deduplication.

Vendor-Neutral Storage Courses Offer Breadth and Depth of Knowledge

Technical consulting firm Data Center Enhancements Inc. announces the formation of a new training services group. This new group will focus on delivery of instructor-led training classes for Advanced SAN & NAS Storage, TOGAF, CoBIT, and ITIL. We will present an in-depth explanation of each subject to ensure maximum depth and breadth of understanding. All courses will be designed to assist students in preparation for each topic's comprehensive certification examinations.

Principal Bios

Hanson R. (Randy) Cochran

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Hanson R. CochranMr. Randy Cochran is a Senior Infrastructure Architect at Data Center Enhancements Inc. He has over 38-years of experience as a computer professional, with specific expertise in external SAN/NAS/DAS storage architectures. He is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the enterprise storage field. Other areas of competence include complex server design, remote replication services, high availability, data center planning, performance analysis, capacity management, and data protection strategies. Randy has extensive experience with Hitachi Data Systems, EMC VMAX, VNX , Clarrion, and Symmetrix, IBM DS3500/3700 series storage, DS8700, Tape Libraries, and SVC virtualization appliances, Oracle/SUN storage products, HP optical jukeboxes, NetApps FAS and V-series, Nexsan high density storage, FC fabric switches and Directors, and other types of storage hardware. He has been through factory training on a variety of SRM tools such as Hitachi Data System’s HiCommand suite, IBM’s Tivoli and TPC tools suite, Symantec (Veritas) Storage Management products, HP OpenView tools, and other storage management applications and suites. For the past eight years his primary focus has been on the unique operational requirements presented by petabyte-scale storage.

Mr. Cochran’s other architectural design skills include enterprise-level high-end server structures and storage subsystems, client-server architectures, LAN and WAN technologies, systems design and configuration using multi-vendor products, e-Discovery, Disaster Recovery, and software integration. He has been involved in full lifecycle implementations and provided project management, project team leadership, technology specification, strategic decision-making, computer operations and administration on numerous large-scale projects. He has acted as Technical Advisor to some of the world's largest corporations and governmental operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to launching Data Center Enhancements Inc. operations, Mr. Cochran worked for several world-class consulting companies including Unisys, IBM Global Services, Computer Sciences Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.